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Waylon Jennings “Are You Sure Hank Done It That Way?”

Waylon Jennings was anti-Nashville way before artists of today used it as a marketing ploy.  Some of the new crop is the real deal, but it’s going to be hard to find a Waylon in the crowd.

Next Up – Hank Williams Jr.

In “Are You Sure Hank Done It That Way?”, Waylon Jennings laments about how he was told it would be easy to make in Nashville, because, Hank Williams did it.  The capital of Country Music was putting out music from acts like Barbara Mandrell and Eddie Rabbit, who were trying to pull off the coveted cross-over hit.

In Waylon Jennings’ “Are You Sure Hank Done It That Way?”, there are also some lines about wasting his life on the road.  I think the irony of the statement juxtaposed to Williams’ untimely death on the road was absolutely intentional.

More On Waylon Jennings’ “Are You Sure Hank Done It That Way?”

  1. The song peaked at #1 on the Country Charts in 1975 (#60 on the Billboard Hot 100)
  2. “Are You Sure Hank Done It That Way?” was featured in the trailer for the Grand Theft Auto V video game.
  3. It has been covered by artists from all genres, including Morrisey, Chequered Past, and Hank Williams Jr.
Check These Out For A Deeper Dive

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Are_You_Sure_Hank_Done_It_This_Way

https://www.allmusic.com/song/are-you-sure-hank-done-it-this-way-mt0010956425

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Next Up – Hank Williams Jr.

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